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The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula, No.s 1-6

San Diego, CA: Community Congress Press, 1973. First Editions. Stapled Wrappers. The true first edition of The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula, among the earliest published works by Kathy Acker (1947-1997), the postmodern-punk-feminist author who was highly influenced by William S. Burroughs. Partly autobiographical & also based on events in the works by or about the Marquis De Sade, Alexander Trocchi, William Butler Yeats & many others, as stated... Item #1898

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Great Expectations

Barrytown, NY: Open Book/Station Hill Press, 1982. First Printing. Softcover. Signed & dated by Kathy Acker in the year of publication. "Out of the agony of the author's total disenchantment, or plagiarism, appears beauty: given text is laid on given text; language is no longer used to control but to be; the reader touches language rather than is controlled by it; meaning changes to tapestry. This book is totally sensuous."(from... Item #1899

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Implosion

New York, NY: Wedge Press, Inc. 1983. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. A short experimental work in the form of a play by Kathy Acker, the late writer who was inspired & highly influenced by William S. Burroughs. Mixing themes of the French Revolution, the author's grandmother, & contemporary topics. With startling, incendiary design & illustrations by Mark Magill. A very rare Acker item in pamphlet format, with glassine wrapping over... Item #1900

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Algeria

London, England: Aloes Books, 1984. First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. "The Land in Algeria is pink Life in this America stinks"(opposite pg. 1) The first edition published in the UK of this short work by Kathy Acker, the late experimental writer for whom William S. Burroughs was a major influence. Subtitled "A Series of Invocations Because Nothing Else Works," it is sexually explicit, in varying formats from prose to play. A.... Item #1902

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Blood and Guts in High School

New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc. 1984. First American Edition, Second Printing. Softcover. The first American edition of this short work by Kathy Acker, first published earlier the same year in the UK. Apparently written six years earlier, as copyrighted 1978. A trade-format softcover original in the Evergreen Book series published by the legendary Grove Press. This is the second printing of the stated First Evergreen Edition. William S. Burroughs... Item #1901

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Don Quixote

London, England: Paladin Grafton Books, 1986. First UK Edition. Softcover. The first British edition of the hallucinatory novel by Kathy Acker, the late William S. Burroughs-influenced experimental writer. A softcover original issued the same year (1986) & in similar trade format as the first Grove Press/Evergreen US edition. Both editions also have the same bold front cover illustration by Catherine Denvir. "If Miller and Burroughs didn't curl your hair, Acker's... Item #1635

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Don Quixote

New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc. 1986. First American Edition. Softcover. "In this visionary collage-novel...Don Quixote is a woman on an intractable quest...her journey takes her from an investigation of early American history, through the final days of the Nixon administration, to the Land of Annihilation."(from back cover) The first American edition, stated First Printing of the novel by Kathy Acker, the late experimental writer inspired by William S. Burroughs... Item #1904

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Top Stories #9: New York City in 1979

New York, NY: Top Stories, 1986. First Edition Thus, Second Printing. Stapled Wrappers. A short, provocative work by Kathy Acker, the late post-punk-feminist writer influenced & acknowledged by William S. Burroughs, in which she describes her experiences & impressions of her life in late-1970s NYC. First published in compilations issued in 1979 & 1980, then in a first printing of this edition in 1981, this is the stated 1986 second... Item #1903

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Top Stories #9: New York City in 1979
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Literal Madness: Three Novels by Kathy Acker; with Publisher's Publicity Photograph; & with Original Press Release

New York, NY: Grove Press, 1988. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. The first hardcover edition of a compilation of three novels by the late Kathy Acker, the provocative experimental author among whose influences was William S. Burroughs. Consisting of Kathy Goes to Haiti, originally published in 1978 in a limited small press edition; My Death My Life by Pier Paolo Pasolini, about the controversial, murdered Italian film director & first published... Item #1637

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Literal Madness: Three Novels by Kathy Acker; with Publisher's Publicity Photograph; & with Original Press Release
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Original Press Release for Empire of the Senseless; with New York Times Book Review Article

New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc. 1988, 1990. First Printings. Single Folded Sheet, Clipping. Two interesting miscellaneous collectibles regarding Kathy Acker, the late post-punk experimental writer who was influenced by William S. Burroughs among others: The original publisher's press release, issued by Grove Press, announcing the upcoming release of Acker's novel, Empire of the Senseless, on October 17, 1988. With description, blurbs of acclamation ("An apocalyptic tale that makes A.... Item #1905

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Original Press Release for Empire of the Senseless; with New York Times Book Review Article
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Between C & D: New Writing from the Lower East Side Fiction Magazine

New York, NY: Penguin Books, 1988. First Edition. Softcover. A softcover original, this is a compilation of writings first published in the literary journal Between C & D, undoubtedly referring to the avenues on the lower east side of NYC, edited & with an introduction by Joel Rose 7 Catherine Texier. A cross-section of contributors representing the quintessence of the avant garde literary scene at that time (the 1980s) &... Item #1636

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Between C & D: New Writing from the Lower East Side Fiction Magazine
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The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Vol. IX, No. 3; with: Small Booklet Critical Essay

Elmwood Park, IL: The Dalkey Archive Press, 1989. First Printing. Softcover. This fall 1989 number of the venerable literary journal is partly dedicated to articles by & about Kathy Acker, the late experimental writer often cited as a literary post-punk progeny of William S. Burroughs among other influences. Includes the transcript of a conversation between Acker & Ellen G. Friedman, as well as articles by Acker herself, Naomi Jacobs, Robert... Item #1638

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The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Vol. IX, No. 3; with: Small Booklet Critical Essay
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Last Words of Her Lover

Vancouver, B.C., Canada: Slug Press, 1979. Limited First Edition. Single Sheet. Numbered & signed by Helen Adam. A beautiful 11"x13" broadside of a haunting poem by Helen Adam (1909-1993), the Scottish-born poet, collagist, photographer & actress who participated in the San Francisco Renaisance & the Beat Generation. Among her collaborators were Allen Ginsberg & Anne Waldman. Produced as Contemporary Broadsides Number Three in an edition of 100 copies signed by... Item #1972

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Alcheringa Ethnopoetics

Boston, MA: Boston University, 1975-1976. First Editions. Wrappers. New Series Volume One Numbers 1 & 2; A First International Symposium. Three original volumes from the "New (second) Series" of this most influential literary journal, co-edited by Jerome Rothenberg & published by Boston University. Among the goals of the series was to explore the full range of humanity's poetry, including translations from tribal/oral traditions. Volume One, Number one features, among many... Item #1640

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Wearing Doors Away

Roseville, MI: Ridgeway Press, 1988. First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. A slim chapbook of poetry by the Iraqi-American poet Alese Alousi, published by Ridgeway Press. This small press also published writings by F.E. Kerouac-Parker, the late former wife of Jack Kerouac who came from & returned to the Detroit area. Enchanting poems in a unique, colloquial style. A fine rarity in perfect condition. As new. Item #1688

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Wearing Doors Away
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The Alternative Press

Ann Arbor, MI: The Alternative Press, Circa 1990s. First Editions. Broadsides, postcards. Miscellany (10 postcards, 2 broadsides). Here is a miscellaneous assortment of rarities from the Alternative Press, founded in the 1960s by Ken Mikolowski & his late wife, the noted painter Ann Mikolowski. Over the years it has published broadsides, postcards & other small, exquisite productions with works by Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, Diane di Prima, Anne Waldman &... Item #1689

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American Poetry, Vol. 1, No. 3, Spring 1984

Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc. 1984. First Printing. Softcover. This spring 1984 number of the venerable journal features articles on James Joyce, Ezra Pound, Emily Dickinson, James Merrill & others. Among the contributors to this issue are venerable Michigan poets Clayton Eshleman & Diane Wakoski. With reviews, a series of striking woodcuts by Larry Laufenberg of American poets including Charles Olson, Edgar Allan Poe & Pound (on front cover)... Item #1907

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American Poetry, Vol. 1, No. 3, Spring 1984
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American Poetry, Vol. 2, No. 1, Fall 1984

Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc. 1984. First Printing. Softcover. This fall 1984 number of the prestigious literary journal features two articles by Beat icon Gary Snyder, "Notes on the Beat Generation" & "The New Wind." As the introduction to these articles states, these "...two pieces were published in Japanese translation in 1960. According to Gary Snyder both were "written to introduce the poetry and cultural phenomena of the beat... Item #1908

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American Poetry, Vol. 2, No. 1, Fall 1984
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American Poetry, Vol. 1, No. 2, Winter 1984

Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc. 1984. First Printing. Softcover. This winter 1984 number of the distinguished literary journal produced by the Department of English at the University of New Mexico features an item regarding Kenneth Rexroth- a 1947-vintage bibliography of poets & critical writers who were the subject of an academic discussion group lead by Rexroth, a group that included Robert Duncan, Philip Lamantia & others. This issue also... Item #1906

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American Poetry, Vol. 1, No. 2, Winter 1984
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American Poetry, Vol. 3, No. 1, Fall 1985

Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc. 1985. First Printing. Softcover. This vintage fall 1985 number of the poetry journal features an essay on the prose poems of John Ashbery by S. H. Miller, & a comparative essay on poems by Robert Bly & James Wright by Victoria Frankel Harris. Also in this issue are reviews of critical works on James Merrill, William Carlos Williams & others; & more. Another important... Item #1910

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American Poetry, Vol. 3, No. 1, Fall 1985
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American Poetry, Vol. 2, No. 3, Spring 1985

Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc. 1985. First Printing. Softcover. This spring 1985 number of the critical poetry journal features an interview with the great Beat-related poet Anne Waldman conducted by Mark Hillringhouse. also in this issue is an article about Ezra Pound by James Laughlin, founder of the legendary New Directions publishing imprint, who met & published pound; a piece on Delmore Schwartz by Lewis Turco & much more... Item #1909

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American Poetry, Vol. 2, No. 3, Spring 1985
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American Poetry, Vol. 3, No. 2, Winter 1986

Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc. 1986. First Printing. Softcover. This winter 1986 number of the scholarly literary journal features an essay on William Carlos Williams' poetry by Audrey T. Rogers, appreciations of poet David Ignatow including one by Michigan poet Diane Wakoski, excerpts from Ignatow's notebooks, an article on the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop by Carolyn Handa & more. Also reviews of works by Robert Duncan, Kenneth Rexroth &... Item #1911

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American Poetry, Vol. 3, No. 2, Winter 1986
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American Poetry, Vol. 4, No. 1, Fall 1986

Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc. 1986. First Printing. Softcover. This fall 1986 number of the venerable academic journal features essays & articles on Beat-related poets Charles Olson, Kenneth Rexroth & William Carlos Williams, as well as Philip Levine, Ezra Pound & James Wright. With reviews of critical studies of the works of Emily Dickinson & Pound. Another important scholarly collectible in very fine condition, with only a few very... Item #1913

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American Poetry, Vol. 4, No. 1, Fall 1986
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American Poetry, Vol. 3, No. 3, Spring 1986

Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc. 1986. First Printing. Softcover. This spring 1986 number of the academic literary journal features several essays & articles on the work of Wallace Stevens by poet David Ignatow & others; a review of a critical study of Robert Frost & more. Another great scholarly collectible in this series, in very fine condition with only very mild browning & spotting to spine, tiny bump-creases at... Item #1912

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American Poetry, Vol. 4, No. 3, Spring 1987

Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc. 1987. First Printing. Softcover. This spring 1987 number of the respected literary journal features an article on Elizabeth Bishop by James E.B. Breslin, a review of a Leo Connellan work by Robert Peters, a conversation with poet-performer Armand Schwerner, & more. Another fine scholarly collectible in this series, in very fine condition with only mild browning & spotting to spine, browning only at very... Item #1915

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American Poetry, Vol. 4, No. 3, Spring 1987


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